Athens County Confirms 23 New COVID-19 Cases, Removes One For Feb. 20

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,527 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 22 were reported Saturday and one previously confirmed case was removed.

The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on Feb. 20, 2021.

Analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved people aged 20-29, four involved people aged 0-19, two involved people aged 30-39, one involved a person aged 40-49 and one involved a person aged 60-69. A previously confirmed case in the 80+ category was removed from the data.

An additional case involving a person aged 0-19 required hospitalization. According to the data, 163 people in Athens County have been hospitalized due to complications related to this coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

There are 446 known active cases in the county as of Saturday and 4,051 recovered cases, according to the Athens City-County Health Department.

Anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms is asked to call their primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department before arriving for care to let them know that they believe they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 virus.

An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 20, 2021.
An age breakdown of Athens Co. COVID-19 cases for Feb. 20, 2021. [ODH]
Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health announced 952,306 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide after 2,611 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. There have been 49,317 hospitalizations and 16,749 reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

ODH makes the following recommendations to protect yourself from illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Ohio’s coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. More information is available at

Statewide coronavirus data for Feb. 20, 2021.